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FRI-SAT-SUN      March 19-21, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 55

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The teacher of the 40's is rewarded by his pupil with the cardinalate in the 90's

     We continue with this new series that debuted the beginning of the year, bringing you on a regular basis three times a week the Princes of the Church. Our thirty-third red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is Cardinal Paola Deskur, S.J., former Superior General of the Society of Jesus, former professor of the Holy Father and second oldest living cardinal. For more on Cardinal Deskur, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

33.   Cardinal Paolo Dezza, S.J.


      This weekend we observe the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, foster-father of Jesus and earthly-spouse and protector of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saturday is a Lenten Weekday before the FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT. For the readings, liturgy, meditations and vignette on St. Joseph, click on DAILY LITURGY FOR THE WEEKEND.

Friday, March 19, 1999


Saturday, March 20, 1999

SUNDAY, March 21, 1999

Monday, March 22, 1999


      This weekend's Prayer is taken from the Preface for the Solemnity of Saint Joseph:

Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, we do well always and everywhere to give You thanks, as we honor St. Joseph. He is that just man, that wise and loyal servant, whom You placed at the head of Your family. With a husband's love he cherished Mary, the virgin Mother of God. With fatherly care he watched over Jesus Christ, Your Son, conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit. Through Christ the choirs of angels and all the powers of Heaven praise and worship Your glory.

     For the Lenten Way of the Cross, click on either the graphics Daily Way of the Cross or the text-only Daily Way of the Cross or the Meditative Lessons on the Way to Calvary

Events this weekend in Church History

      Friday is the 74th anniversary of Pope Pius XI elevating Father Angelo Roncalli to bishop, naming him titular Archbishop of Areopolis and apostolic visitor to Bulgaria. It was the first of his diplomatic service and Roman Curial experience that would promote him to Patriarch of Venice and then the 261st successor of Peter as Pope John XXIII. For other events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history this weekend, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for March 19:

Historical Events in Church Annals for March 20:

Historical Events in Church Annals for March 21:

"I do not seek from you great deeds. I seek instead your love."

      Those words above come from Our Lord just a few days before His Nativity in which He asks His children to not worry about the extraordinary feats, but to do the little things in an ordinary way through virtue and love. That pleases Him most. He urges His children to heed His Blessed Mother's words to her little ones, including Our Lady's 441st Message to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart six days before on December 17 in which Blessed Mary entreats her children to be aware of the wiles of satan who is more active than ever before. For Messages #441 and 442, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 441 and 442

Message Four Hundred-forty-one, December 17, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Message Four Hundred-forty-two, December 23, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)
(Feast of Saint John of Canty)

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March 19-21, 1999 volume 10, no. 55   DAILY CATHOLIC